Graduate interviews

Many brands – many opportunities

quotas You can move a lot with a young, highly motivated and extremely dedicated team, especially considering Capron's lean management structure.
Andreas  Fürst
Strategic purchasing manager

VARIETY IS THE SPICE OF LIFE

You decided to rely on the Erwin Hymer Group when it came to your career. Was it the right decision?

Yes, most definitely. I started with them as an intern and I'm now a strategic purchasing manager, that's a pretty good career so far, don't you think? I give the job 100%, and I have always benefited from the fact that the Erwin Hymer Group offers so many different opportunities.

What has your career been like so far?

I started as an intern with Movera; I then joined Hymer as a trainee in the purchasing department and after that, I moved to LMC to work in customer services and then finally on to Bürstner's accounts department. Even before I had completed the trainee programme, my mentor offered me a position at Hymer in Bad Waldsee in the strategic purchasing area. Around two years later, I moved to Leutkirch, where I became the strategic purchasing manager for the brands Carado, Etrusco, Sunlight and Capron.

What do you particularly like about your job?

My work is extremely varied, you never know what will happen tomorrow. I like that. In purchasing, I manage several areas, product groups and also projects. That's exciting, and you also learn a lot. I also really enjoy the interaction with a wide range of different suppliers. Agreeing an unexpectedly good price and successfully completing projects are some of the most rewarding aspects of my job.

Managing a small team is also a super and responsible job, although it does harbour some new challenges. You can move a lot with a young, highly motivated and extremely dedicated team, especially considering Capron's lean management structure. I also really enjoy teaching others what I know.

In your opinion, what are the reasons that speak for the Erwin Hymer Group as an employer?

I believe that two aspects are rather special. Firstly: even though the companies in the Erwin Hymer Group are independent, the Group as a whole offers an extremely well-balanced product mix, from leisure time accessories to luxury cruisers. Camping fans will always find what they are looking for somewhere in the Erwin Hymer Group. Secondly, I like the fact that it is a company with tradition. After all, you can no longer rely on 100% made in Germany when it comes to German industrial companies. However, despite the globalisation, this still applies to the Erwin Hymer Group.